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Merrington Early Origins



The surname Merrington was first found in Durham where one of the first on record was Simon de Mereton in 1242. Alternatively, the name could have originated in Warwickshire at Meriden (Mereden), a parish that was anciently called Alspath, and formed part of the possessions of the Countess Godiva in 1043, and in the 12th year of the reign Edward II was the property of John de Segrave. Today, the parish is in the West Midlands and is the traditional center of England. Meriden literally means "pleasant valley" from the Old English "myre" + "denu." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The village of Kirk Merrington is also located in Durham and dates back to c. 1085 when it was first listed as Maerintun. By 1331, it was listed as Kyrke Merington. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Merrington Spelling Variations


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Merrington Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meriton, Merrington, Mirrington, Marrington, Morrington, Merriton, Miriton and many more.

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Merrington Early History


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Merrington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merrington research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1086, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Merrington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Merrington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merrington Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Merrington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Merrington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Merrington, who landed in Virginia in 1701

Merrington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Merrington, aged 29, a bootmaker, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Agnes Merrington, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Agnes L. Merrington, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Constance J. Merrington, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Florence M. Merrington, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Merrington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Merrington (post 1700)



  • Gary Merrington (b. 1946), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1966 to 1975 for Footscray
  • Andrew Merrington (b. 1978), Australian rules footballer. who played from Carlton for 2000 to 2003
  • David Robert Merrington (b. 1945), British BBC association football commentator, former professional player and coach

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Merrington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merrington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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